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Save the Date! – Sat. Dec. 12th 3:00 pm (CDT) FFD Annual Mtg followed at 5:00 pm (CDT) 2021 John Kinsman Beginning Farmer Food Sovereignty Prize Ceremony!

To accommodate as many folks as safely as possible, this year’s event will be a hybrid, both in-person and online. The in-person version will be at the Branding Iron Roadhouse (32 S. Main St., Lime Ridge, WI) The online virtual … Continue reading

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F-35s, Toxic Sludge, and PFAS – Oh My! The Sorry Legacy of the Military Industrial Complex

F-35s, Toxic Sludge, and PFAS – Oh My! The Sorry Legacy of the Military Industrial Complex By: John E. Peck, executive director, Family Farm Defenders Version of this article will be appearing in the Summer 2021 FFD Defenders Newsletter As … Continue reading

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Family Farm Defenders Joins 300+ Other Allies to Oppose the U.N. Food System Summit (UNFSS)!

Family Farm Defenders joins the global call to action demanding #FoodSystems4People! Over 300 global civil society organizations of small-scale food producers, researchers and Indigenous Peoples’ will gather online (July 25-28) to protest against the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit. The People’s Counter-Mobilization … Continue reading

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Billions for Farmers of Color Isn’t Racist – It’s Smart and Long Overdue

The failures of the food system during the pandemic showed us that the corporate-consolidated mode of farming inflexible and wasteful. By: Anthony Pahnke, vice president of Family Farm Defenders, and Jim Goodman, retired dairy farmer and FFD board member Originally … Continue reading

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How Progressive Farming Groups Are Pushing Biden and Congress – A growing battle to push back against Big Ag

By Celia Wexler, Blue Tent, 3/17/2021 Tucked into the massive American Rescue Plan law is a provision that will deliver $5 billion to Black farmers, for decades the victims of discrimination by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That addition to … Continue reading

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